After walking around Vegas all day the Burger Bar was a great place to stop and eat. Beer menu is a bit pricey, but extensive. The food is really good. The create-your-own burger option is awesome and their fries are very good.
Visited here on a hot Saturday afternoon for lunch. Located in Mandalay Bay- Mandalay Place, more specifically- at the south end of the Strip. Hard to find within MB itself and basically in the middle of a mall. Service was friendly but spotty. Selection was a little disappointing. I saw a North Coast Old Raspy XIV for only $20, but otherwise only a few interesting things on the more expensive side. Not many locals. Draft list doesnít appear to change much. Burgers were good but way overpriced (American cheese?!). Decent place if youíre at this end of the Strip but donít go out of your way for it like I did.
I visited here this past week. I had to wait about 10 minutes or so for a table. Service was quick and they were very helpful. The menu gives several options for creating a burger. Was probably one of the best burgers Iíve had hands down. The last page of the menu listed their bottle selection. Easily over 100 bottles there and they had a separate limited beer list that had some pretty good beers as well. If it wasnít 95 degrees outside and seemingly fairly hot inside I may have ordered the Firestone Walker Abucus or Parabola. I stuck to the IPAís on tap. This place easily has the best beer list on the strip that I saw. In a mostly BMC driven area I was happy when I left here. Overall, good food and good beer.
What a strange place to put a beer bar, on the shopping walkway between the Mandalay and the Luxor resort complexes.
We (my wife and I) sat on the bar corner as you walk in, most tables were full and the bar stools well populated on an early Monday evening in May. The fridge in front of me had beers calling to be bought (Deus, etc, etc), but Iím here for the beers on tap I canít get in Europe.
My wife, bless her, orders a Pabst Blue Ribbon, I fall off my bar stool but recover in time to ask for a Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB without losing too much street cred. I donít think anyone else heard her order. I then had beers from Kona, Pyramid and Ommegang, all from the taps. Too full for any food, pity, everybody else seemed to be enjoying theirs.
Friendly staff who let us get on with our drinking, attentive, but not obtrusive, helpful when asked and appeared knowledgable.
I would never have set foot in the place if it wasnít for checking beer sites before we travelled, as youíd just never guess the joys that it holds by looking at it from the passageway it sits on.
Nothing special about the atmosphere, the staff was pretty knowledgeable about the beers, but the selection was fairly limited. The upside is that you can choose six samplers at a lower price to taste a bunch of beers without committing to a higher price point. This allows you to sample most of their taps in a couple of sessions, and they also have some bottles available for sale as well. I didnít eat, so I canít vouch for the food.
The proís: decent selection of rare and quality bottles. The service was fast and attentive. The food was good overall, but itís hard to mess up a burger.
Conís: the 20 some taps with only 4-5 microbrews of any noteworthiness. The neon signs/clock; I understand itís Vegas but itís tacky considering the decent selection.
Overall, if youíre in the area, this is probably the best place on the strip.
Great spot to grab a burger and beer on the strip. The beers on tap were okay and priced at $6 which for the location is decent. Burgers were amazing and came out quick considering the place was full. Bottle selection was good, but seemed a little excessively priced.
Stopped in as part of my week in Las Vegas, odd to find a Beer Destination in a shopping mall, but thats rather beside the point. Ambience is nice, somewhere between a gastropub and an upper-end sports lounge.
Food was excellent, although for a $22 hamburger, it bloody well better be. Tap selection was broad, though not terribly interesting, bottle list was nice, would love to get a table together for one of those Firestone Walker verticals...
If you want are to find, or one-off beers, Aces and Ales is a better choice, but the food here is top-notch, and the selection is great, plus its right on the Strip.
Iíll be back.
Itís a burger bar, but not like any burger bar Iíve been too. Full of tables, booths and lots of bar stools. Each booth has a little TV to watch, well, TV.
The service was great and they were super friendly. They lost my order about 5 minues after taking it. The waitress was in tears over it and they ended up not charging us anything for our food, despite getting our food out faster than most places do on a regular basis. Our waitress was super and her manager was equally great.
Their burgers are world class and their food, from what we had, is all really good. The number of burgers they have is nice and all very different. I donít mean simple changing the toppings around, I mean quality variety. Different types of meat, different buns to choose from, and the Rossini looked amazing with foie gras and shaved truffles.
They have about 100 different bottles of beer and 24 taps. Their selection is nice, they have extremely rare and hard to find beers like Firestone Walker 12 and they have plenty of local offerings as well.
As far as the prices...itís Vegas, but itís also not overkill.
If you make a trip to Vegas, then you need to stop in. I donít think youíll be disappointed...I was thrilled with the place.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | December 24, 2010
Went here a few times last month when we did the half-marathon and stayed at the Mandalay. Decent spread of taps with some local representation and a few imports. Bottle list has some hidden treasures, but be prepared to pay for them! Pricey for sure. Burgers are unbeleivable-- ground to order so I had a rare bison burger with blue cheese. Fuck yeah!